Magento Expands Its Cloud-Based Commerce Ecosystem with Microsoft Azure and Joyent

Microsoft Azure and Joyent are joining eBay’s Magento Hosting Partner ecosystem – further expanding the company’s global cloud hosting solution options for retailers and brands. This expands the global footprint of Magento’s existing roster of partners delivering cloud hosting solutions, including Rackspace and Peer1.

magento-hostingAs merchants look to create innovative, scalable customer experiences as part of their commerce strategies in 2015, cloud hosting solutions would provide a natural choice because they offer a fast time to market for new deployments, flexibility to scale capacity during peak periods, and a global footprint to facilitate international expansion.

Magento Hosting Partners would offer customers a choice of powerful, flexible and reliable cloud hosting solutions, which can be tailored to support their needs in ways cookie-cutter platforms cannot. The addition of Azure (Platinum Partner) and Joyent (Silver Partner) to the Magento Hosting Partner program would offer customers an even wider choice.

The New Cloud Hosting Partners

“We’re excited to collaborate with Magento to deliver ecommerce solutions that meet the needs of the most demanding merchants,” said Vibhor Kapoor, Director of Product Marketing, Microsoft Azure. “Backed by the world-class experience of Microsoft, Azure blends an enterprise-proven, hybrid cloud with one-click setup and easy-to-use monitoring technology to provide Magento merchants a platform with the scalability, flexibility, and reliability to achieve global success.”

cloud-hosting-joyent“Partnering with Magento is a natural fit for Joyent,” said Joyent CEO, Scott Hammond. “We share a common focus of delivering secure, scalable and best-in-class solutions to merchants, for whom performance is paramount. When you combine Joyent’s high-performance infrastructure capabilities with Magento’s industry-leading commerce software, companies get the flexible, cost-effective experience they need to be successful.”

Details on the pros and cons of cloud hosting, as well as recommendations for using Magento in the cloud, are available in a new whitepaper, “Understanding Magento Cloud Hosting,” posted at the Magento Cloud Information Site.